May 2013: Planting Flowers at Camp Cheerful

The rain held out just long enough for our 45 volunteers to plant 31 flats of impatiens, begonias, petunias, and marigolds!  The cubs and their families worked diligently to plant the flowers around the Great Hall, in the front planters and in the central yard that everyone passes when they arrive at Camp Cheerful.  The flowers and gardening tools were purchased by Caring Cubs as part of a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio.

Thank you to the students and professor from the Tri-C early childhood education program who volunteered at the event.  The college students greeted every family, managed registration and then pitched in to get all the flowers planted.  Caring Cubs is lucky to have such wonderful volunteers – they were the first to arrive and the last to leave!

At Camp Cheerful, children and adults with disabilities participate in a variety of recreational activities that encourage confidence and independence, and create opportunities for lifelong friendships while having fun and improving their quality of life. They also offer year-round Therapeutic Horseback Riding sessions and a state-of-the-art, fully handicap accessible High Ropes challenge course during camp sessions.